Personal Alarms For The Elderly – Understanding Your Options

Personal Alarms For The Elderly – Understanding Your Options Looking after the elderly in our communities has always been a worrysome challenge. Having the peace of mind that vulnerable family members can receive help when needed, while allowing them to hold onto feelings of independence is a difficult balance. And whereas this was easier to […]

How to fight an ‘infodemic’

An ‘infodemic’ is when there is a rapid and far-reaching spread of both accurate and inaccurate information about something. It can make it difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff. Isaac Asimov defined anti-intellectualism as the attitude that: “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” But an infodemic bombards us with so […]

Mental Health Matters

Mental health is just as important as physical health, but it can be a lot harder to talk about. Many people think that experiencing poor mental health is unusual, but if we actually think about it, very few people will sail through life without being stressed, upset or anxious about something. In fact, 1 in […]

Problems with masks – and how to solve them

Here we explore some of the issues with masks and offer solutions, where needed. The first thing to cover is that wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic is for public health; it may not directly benefit you, but indirectly it will. Wearing a mask may not stop you from potentially catching Covid-19, but it […]

As the country re-opens…

Coming out of lockdown The more we understand about risks the more we can look after ourselves and in doing so help protect those we come into contact with. Until now we have had very hard and firm guidelines in the UK which have brought the R0 (R-naught = reproduction rate) of the COVID outbreak […]

Recovery: finding drugs to treat COVID-19

So far the struggle against COVID-19 we have heard about has concentrated on avoidance. Social isolation and social distancing have slowed the transmission of the virus but it is clear that this cannot continue indefinitely. A vaccine will take at least another 15 months and possibly 3-5 years to be widely available. There has also […]

If not now, when?

The Coronavirus crisis has brought to a head how interconnected we are. No man is an island and we all rely on a system of interconnections to provide our comfort and wellbeing. Some of the ways we had of looking out for loved ones are being tested by self-isolation. Perhaps now is the time to […]

What is Self Isolation?

elderly woman washing hands

To follow Government guidelines on Coronavirus and public health, everyone within the UK has been asked to stay indoors. But what is self isolation exactly? This article will discuss the details of self isolation along with how best to stay safe throughout the ongoing situation across the country. We will also discuss who is most […]

Making the most of Social Distancing and Social Isolation

Woman gardening wearing emergency alarm wristband for elderly and disabled

Mental health matters Mental health is just as important as physical health, but it can be a lot harder to talk about. Many people think that experiencing poor mental health is unusual, but if we actually think about it, very few people will sail through life without being stressed, upset or anxious about something. In […]

Coronavirus

Understanding COVID-19 Bringing information together from various sources to understand more about COVID-19, why we should be concerned, how to avoid it and what to do if you think you have it. Why Coronavirus COVID-19 is different from flu Transmission methods Flu Transmission period According to the US Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), […]